One of neurosurgeon Dr. Reza Shahim‘s favorite things about his job is seeing his patients wake up from surgery with near-immediate pain relief. That’s just one of the reasons why he specializes in micro surgery: it can reduce healing time, resulting in patients getting their lives back sooner. “As technology has improved, we are able…

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Because Arkansas Surgical Hospital is physician-owned, we are able to provide high-quality care for patients thanks to our team of exceptional surgeons. At Arkansas Surgical Hospital, spinal surgeon Dr. Zach Mason provides neurosurgery services including lumbar and cervical procedures. Dr. Mason excels at helping patients achieve relief from neck & back pain. Dr. Mason’s Background…

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Get to Know Dr. Adametz and learn about why he enjoys his work as a neurosurgeon! Even as a child, James Adametz knew he wanted to be a physician, but it was not until he got into his medical training, that he realized he “really liked surgery”. Dr. Adametz believes his strength as a neurosurgeon…

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Any guesses about what our neurosurgeons do on a day-to-day basis? Here, you’ll learn just that! If you’re seeing a neurosurgeon in Arkansas, you probably want to do some research on what this specialty does. Neurosurgeons are highly trained surgical specialists that help patients like you with things like the treatment for spinal injuries and…

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Get to know your Arkansas spine surgeon, Dr. Brad Thomas! Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. Dr. Brad Thomas was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He returned…

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Surgery for certain spinal conditions can be done using traditional, open procedures or minimally invasive techniques. Spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other spinal conditions can cause persistent or severe pain that does not respond to medication, physical therapy, or other nonsurgical forms of treatment. When this happens, your neurosurgeon may recommend traditional or minimally invasive spine surgery. Minimally invasive…

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Meet your neurosurgeon, Dr. Reza Shahim! Dr. Shahim is a talented and compassionate neurosurgeon who specializes in all aspects of neurological care, including minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Shahim graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1995 and completed his neurological residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He returned to…

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Spinal decompression can provide relief for ongoing back pain and other symptoms associated with certain spine conditions. Spinal decompression treatments are available in nonsurgical and surgical forms depending on the severity of your condition. If you experience persistent back pain and stiffness, you know that common forms of treatment like pain medication and physical therapy…

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Diagnosing spine conditions can be more difficult when conditions like herniated discs, pinched nerves, and bone spurs share symptoms. Herniated discs, pinched nerves, and bone spurs are all spine conditions that can cause chronic back pain. Oftentimes, these conditions have similar symptoms, making them difficult to diagnose without the help of a neurosurgeon. Prepare for…

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